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Colorado Motorcycle Helmet Law


Colorado does not require adult motorcycle drivers or passengers to wear helmets. All operators and passengers under 18 years of age must wear helmets that meet or exceed the standards established by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for motorcycle helmets; the helmets must be designed to reduce injury from head impact, as well as consist of lining, padding, and a chin strap. The chip strap must be worn any time the motorcycle is in motion.

Adult operators and riders are required to wear goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of safety glass or plastic. These eye protection devices are not required if the operator/passenger is wearing a helmet with eye protection made of safety glass or plastic.

The Colorado Department of Revenue is responsible for adopting standards and specifications for the design of the goggles and eyeglasses.

Because these standards and specifications are subject to change, it's advisable to check with the Department before taking to Colorado roadways on a motorcycle.

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Note: Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, although if you are injured in an accident, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States.

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